Prosecutors say drug evidence relevant in Dr. Randeep Mann's case

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    Dr. Randeep Mann's attorneys have asked a judge to not allow prosecutors to introduce evidence about Mann's alleged drug possession and distribution. Mann hasn't been charged with any drug offenses.

    But in a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors say Mann's alleged drug distribution led to the February 2009 bombing of Dr. Trent Pierce, who survived the attack at his West Memphis home. The court filing says Mann "lashed out" against Pierce because he worried he would lose his medical license because of the complaint. The board earlier restricted Mann's prescription-writing privileges because of complaints that several patients had overdosed.

    The case goes to trial next week.

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